Get ready for a magical end to the summer...because the month of August will receive not only one, but TWO full moons this year!
More specifically, August will receive the full Sturgeon Moon on Tuesday, August 1st, and the full Blue Moon on Wednesday, August 30th.
Not only will these be full moons, but they will be full 'supermoons'. In other words, supermoons occur when "the full Moon happens at (or very near) the exact time when the Moon is closest to us in its orbit," according to almanac.com.
While you might not notice the difference in size in these supermoons, you'll surely notice their brightness. Supermoons like the ones we're expecting appear on average 16 percent brighter than regular full moons. Talk about lighting up the sky!
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When full moons like these appear, some like to believe the following superstitions to be true:
- Clothes washed for the first time in the full Moon will not last long;
- Glimpsing the new Moon over your right shoulder will give you good luck;
- New projects and endevours should always be started during a full moon;
- Babies born a day after the full Moon will experience more endurance and success than anyone.
Get your telescopes, look up to the sky and keep an eye out on August 1st and 30th, Montreal!